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Team Canada congratulates each other as they beat Team Europe 4-1 in World Cup of Hockey round-robin game in Toronto on Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Canada vs. Russia still holds magic

Saturday night. Hockey Night in Canada. Canada-Russia. On home soil. In front of a raucous red-and-white clad capacity crowd at the Air Canada Centre and a national television audience watching at home from coast to coast.

Mariners looking into racist tweets

The Seattle Mariners are looking into backup catcher Steve Clevenger's comments he posted to Twitter on Thursday afternoon referencing the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests in Charlotte, N.C., where a black man was shot dead by a police officer earlier in the week.

Local racer Ryan Millar shoots past spectators in the Open A class. The Manitoba Motocross Association circuit made its second stop at Prairie Hill MX in Pilot Mound Sept. 18, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/Morden Times)

Motocross returns to Pilot Mound

The engines were roaring in Pilot Mound Sept. 18 as the Manitoba Motocross Association circuit returned to the Prairie Hill MX track for the second and final time this season.

Team North America centre Connor McDavid celebrates a goal by Jack Eichel (not pictured) against Finland during World Cup of Hockey action in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

North America puts on a show

It wasn’t the first time Todd McLellan had been asked the question. But like the day before and the day before that, he once again had to revise his answer.

Team Canada centre Sidney Crosby (left) battles Team Czech Republic centre Vladimir Sobotka (right) during World Cup of Hockey action in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Crosby's dominance helps Canada win

In the early days of training camp in Ottawa two weeks ago, after the majority of reporters had fled the Team Canada dressing room, Sidney Crosby took a moment to reflect on what it meant to wear that red-and-white maple leaf on his chest while playing on home soil.